Theses and dissertations published by graduate students in the Department of English, College of Arts & Letters, Old Dominion University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation: Leveraging Digital Communities of Practice: How Asynchronous Digital Collaboration Afforded a Complex Reading/Writing Dialogue for Secondary School Students, Susanne Lee Nobles

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Dissertation: Collaborative Development of an Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Proposal: Negotiation through Boundary Objects, Laura Emond Paganucci

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Dissertation: Innovation Adoption and Diffusion in Synchronous Tutoring Owls: A Cross-Contextual Case Study Using Diffusion of Innovations Theory, Cynthia Marie Pengilly

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Thesis: Ulu Boyar, Caleb true

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Thesis: In the Blooming Red, Elaine White

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Thesis: The Secret Society of Fish-Gazers, Hannah Woodlan

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Dissertation: Multimodal Composing Across Disciplines: Examining Community College Professors’ Perceptions of Twenty-First Century Literacy Practices, Elizabeth Bensen

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Dissertation: Community, Identity, and Transition: Student Veterans and Academic Writing at the Two-Year College, Mark Edward Blaauw-Hara

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Dissertation: Embodied Literate Practices of Freshman Women Students: A Phenomenology of Students in First-Year Composition, Carmen Lynn Christopher

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Dissertation: Governing Bodies: Caster Semenya and the Rhetorical Management of Sex and Gender Ambiguity in Professional Athletics, Samuel Robert Evans

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Dissertation: Identities and Interactions in a Transcultural Online Collaboration Project, Zsuzsanna Bacsa Palmer

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Dissertation: Pedagogy at Play: Gamification and Gameful Design in the 21st-Century Writing Classroom, Danielle Roney Roach

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Dissertation: Creating Memories: Writing and Designing More Memorable Documents, James Eric Sentell

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dissertation: Narrative Space and Serialized Forms: Story-Spaces for the Mass Market in Victorian Print and Contemporary Television, Laura Daniel Buchholz

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Dissertation: "That Doesn't Sound Like Me:" Student Perceptions of Semiotic Resources in Written-Aural Remediation Practices, Jennifer Johnson Buckner

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Dissertation: "Warning: This Is a Must Read": Participation and Disruption in Social Artifacts and Spaces, Angela M. Harrison Eng

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Dissertation: Refusing a Spoiled Identity: How the Swinger Community Represents on the Web, Barbara Kreston

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Dissertation: "Do You Bant?" William Banting and Bantingism: A Cultural History of a Victorian Anti-Fat Aesthetic, Jaime Michelle Miller

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Dissertation: Stuck in the Last Ice Age: Tracing the Role of Document Design in the Teaching Materials of Writing Courses, Erin Duffy Pastore

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Dissertation: Microblogging as a Facilitator of Online Community in Graduate Education, Vincent Anthony Rhodes

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Dissertation: From Viva La Revolutión-ish to the Free Space: Toward a Theory of Guerrilla Rhetoric, Cheri Lemieux Spiegel

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Dissertation: Death on Display: Understanding the Publicized Eulogies of African American Cultural Figures as an Empowering Rhetorical Discourse, Melody Shelton Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Dissertation: The User Experience of Participation: Tracing the Intersection of Sociotechnical Design and Cultural Practice in Digital Ecosystems, David L. Jones

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Dissertation: Sifting the Commonplace: Topoi and the Grounds for Argument in Classical and Modern Rhetoric, Daniel Verlo Cutshaw

Dissertation: Textualizing the Nation: The Sociopolitical Negotiation of Atatürk's Nutuk, and Visions of National Identity in Contemporary Turkey, Elif Guler

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Dissertation: The Effects of Digital Technology on Basic Writing, Leslie Denise Norris

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Dissertation: Facebook and Its Users: Using Grounded Theory to Understand Perceived Interactivity as a Constraint in the Rhetorical Situation, Katie Lee Retzinger Pruitt

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Dissertation: Woman at the Top: Rhetoric, Politics, and Feminism in the Texts and Life of Annie Smith Peck, Hannah Scialdone-Kimberly

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Dissertation: Memory, Identity, and the Rhetoric of Quilts, J. Jane Amelon

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Dissertation: Namaste: Pedagogical Methods for Designing Yoga & Art Experiences for/with Teen Participants, Tiffani Olivia Bryant

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Thesis: Writing Program Design for ESL Writers, Kacie M. Kiser

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Dissertation: Questions of Transfer: Writers' Perspective on Familiar/Unfamiliar Writing tasks in a Capstone Writing Course, Heather G. Lettner-Rust

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Dissertation: Genre, Database, and the Anatomy of the Digital Archive, Elizabeth J. Vincelette

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Thesis: Through the Dark Woods, Letitia A. Montgomery-Rodgers

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Thesis: Caste, Desire, and the Representation of the Gendered Other in U. R. Ananthamurthy's “Samskara,” “Ghatashraddha,” and “Akkayya”, Krishna Manavalli

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Thesis: The Book of Changes, Nancy H. Jolemore

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Thesis: An Investigation Into the Relationship Between Language Attitudes and Academic Performance in Northampton County, Virginia, Public Schools, Glenda L. Rose

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Thesis: Classical Montessori: A Study of the Classical Rhetorical Canons in Early Montessori Writing Instruction, Deborah E. O'Neil

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Thesis: Hoarfrost, Mae Lynn Wallker

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Thesis: Hold as a Monosemic Verb, Amy D. Camp

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Thesis: Names as Insults Among Middle School Students, Susan M. de Veer

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Thesis: A Literary Evaluation of Black Female Interaction in Toni Morrison's "Beloved", "Sula," "Jazz", Carol Ann Davenport

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Thesis: Come Rain or Come Shine, Teresa E. (Terry) Perrel

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Thesis: The Complexities of Learning Prepositions: Spanish to English, Denise J. Simon Chiavarini

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Thesis: Yellow Ribbons, D. Scott Drake

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Thesis: Katharine's Dream, Karen Maceira